By: Tom Healy, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker

The best advice I was ever given about college came just a few days before my freshman year at Ohio University, when someone bluntly said to me “do not let your classes get in the way of your real education.”  The message was clear: for you to thrive personally and professionally, it isn’t about what you learn in a textbook or memorize for an exam, it is about your ability to get involved in student organizations, develop critical life skills and ultimately tap into your extraordinary potential as a leader.

I have the unbelievable opportunity of working with student leaders around the country – here is some of my best advice for those who want to take ownership of their college experience and thrive as leaders:

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